Associate Somatic Psychotherapist
Have a particular life obstacle you’re trying to overcome? Are you hoping to heal from past events, and reclaim your authentic sense of self? As a committed, professional Associate Somatic Psychotherapist in San Francisco, your well-being and mental strength is my number one priority. Forming the connection between body and mind is the path to wholeness and healing.
My practice is based on the belief that every individual is moving towards a place of well-being, and that there is a natural wisdom of the body which can be cultivated in this process of forming. My clinical approach can be defined as hybrid of a client-centered/ client-driven model. I bring all of myself to this work and care deeply about my clients and what they have to share. I am guided by different somatic and psychodynamic modalities/ theories such as Formative Psychology, Trauma-Informed, Attachment Theory, and Jungian Psychology. I use these approaches to offer support and guidance to adults, adolescents, children, and families.
My own lived experience has set me on the path towards wholeness, and due to this I have a real commitment to providing trauma-informed, body-accepting, LGBTQ+ friendly, and a social-justice oriented somatic practice.
I am currently practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization providing affordable psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, families and groups throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County.
MY IDEAL CLIENT:
An Individual, Couple, or Family that is committed to healing and growth.
Willing to take risks and move out of their comfort zone.
Has curiosity about the mind/body connection.
Has relative clarity about their intentions and what they’re hoping to get out of this experience.
Can prioritize this space and time for healing on a consistent basis.
Willing to take personal accountability, and challenge themselves.
The foundation of our work begins with strengthening the connection between body and mind, and forming a healthy relationship to the self. My clinical interests include working with the following:
Anxiety and Depression
LGBTQ+ Youth and Adults
Exploring Identity and Core Beliefs
Having trouble communicating with your partner? Feeling stuck, confused, or overwhelmed? My approach to couples therapy is to shed light onto the relational dynamics, and to promote honest and authentic communication between partners, so that new possibilities can emerge within the relationship.
In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. Exploring the family dynamics with curiosity and care is key, and can often lead to shifts in perspective.